How to replace a Cartridge in your Single Lever Kitchen Tap

How to change your Cartridge in a Single Lever Kitchen Tap

How to change your Cartridge in a Single Lever Kitchen Tap

Just follow the 11 easy steps below to replace cartridge in your Single Lever Kitchen Tap:
Step 1Make sure to turn OFF the hot and cold water mains.
Step 2To remove the handle you must remove the grub screw with a suitable sized allen key.  Be careful not to lose grub screw.
Step 3Unscrew the silver dome shape.
Step 4Use an appropriate sized spanner to loosen the brass nut.
Step 5Remove defective cartridge.
Step 6Before putting in new cartridge check the inside of the tap body and remove any debris that might be there.
Step 7Replace and tighten brass nut.
Step 8Replace silver dome.
Step 9Refit the lever handle.
Step 10Refit the grub screw.
Step 11Turn on the water.

I hope the information below will be of some help to you.  If you are in any doubt about CHANGING a Kitchen Tap Cartridge – do contact a professional plumber.

Check out the Tips and Tricks in our Kitchen Taps Troubleshooting Guide for other common Kitchen Taps Problems (with solutions).

 

Here is a detailed listing of the Cartridges that we currently stock (including images and measurements) if you need to replace a Single Lever Tap replacement cartridge

You can purchase Tap Spare Parts here.

 

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  1. Phil August 8, 2016

    Question: I have a franke belfast pull out nozzle tap which is dripping from behind the lever handle. Is this a cartridge or O ring problem?
    Answer: This would usually indicate a valve or cartridge issue.
    The following Guides will provide you with more information : Kitchen Tap Mixer Tap leaking from handle and also UK Kitchen Taps Troubleshooting Guide for further information / help.
    and you will find all the parts that we stock Franke Belfast Pull Out Nozzle Kitchen Tap Spare Parts

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  2. Richard James November 5, 2017

    To change a Franke fuji tap cartridge with the narrower stalk coming out of the dome ( https://www.tapsandsinksonline.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/fuji-SP1485-Aerator.jpg ) remove the grub screw on the tap handle (not the one on the pillar). The part of the handle that is screwed in at a right angle can stay in place. Then there is a flange covering the dome that is 4cm diameter and 7mm deep. This unscrews from the barrel that inserts into the front of the upright pillar. Once the flange is off the handle comes off but can be a bit sticky; some gentle bangs on the base of the screw in handle in the axis of the stalk may help. Once off the brass screw can be removed to give access to the cartridge

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